Issue Date:
Revised Date: 2017-09-01

Legal Cites

Object Type

Cash — Health

Origin Date

1919 by the 36th Leg.


Applicant fees for exam for license to practice dentistry or dental hygiene and for registration of dental laboratories. Fees are set by Board to produce sufficient revenue to cover cost of administration.

  1. Examination Fee
  2. Reciprocal Registration Fee 
  3. Annual Renewal Fee 
  4. Duplicate License 
  5. Duplicate Registration Certificate 
  6. Peer Assistance Fee 
  7. Provisional License 
  8. Dental Assistant X-Ray Certificate 
  9. Faculty Member License - Dental or Dental Hygiene Schools 
  10. Anesthesia Permit and Fee
  11. Temporary Dental License
  12. Military Limited Volunteer License

Renewal fees: 90 days or less - 1 1/2 times the normal renewal fee. More than 90 days but less than 1 year - 2 times the normal renewal fee. One year or more - may not renew and must reapply.
Administrative penalties up to $5,000 for each violation. Administrative penalties not involving direct patient care up to $1,000 per violation, up to $3,000 in a calendar year (collected under Revenue Object 3770).
Initial licenses or registration fee were increased by $5 and renewal by $1, effective 9/1/2003 to fund the Office of Patient Protection within the Health Professions Council (364) 

The board collects a $55 surcharge on license issuance and renewal.

Due Date

Two or more years as determined by the board. Two years for dental assistants and hygienists.


Originally deposited to the Dental Registration Fund Account (0086), abolished 8-31-95 per § 403.094, Government Code.

Rates amended by S.B. 335, 67th Leg., R.S., effective 9-1-81.

Administrative penalty added by H.B. 472, 69th Leg., R.S., effective 9-1-85 and originally set at $2,500.

(6) added by H.B. 900, 69th Leg., R.S. 

Amended by S.B. 1421, 70th Leg., R.S.

(1), (2), (3) Amended by H.B. 11, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S., added $200 increase to fees for dentists. Originally the $200 increase was distributed, 25% to Foundation School Account (0193) and 75% to General Revenue Fund. Dedication abolished 8-31-95 per § 403.094, Government Code.
Amended by S.B. 183, 72nd Leg., R.S.

S.B. 18, 74th Leg., R.S. required fees be set no higher than 9-1-1993 level. S.B. 877, 75th Leg., R.S. removed this restriction.

Re-codified by H.B. 3155, 76th Leg., R.S. and increased administrative penalty to $5,000.

(10) Anesthesia permit added by S.B. 539, 77th Leg., R.S.

(11) Temporary license under ch. 256 added by H.B. 3507, 77th Leg., R.S.
(7), (8), (9) Added by S.B. 263, 78th Leg., R.S.
H.B. 2985, 78th Leg., R.S. added $5 and $1 license increase. 

$1,000 and $3,000 penalties not involving patient care added by S.B.887, 81st Leg., R.S.

H.B 3201, 83rd Leg., R.S. added $55 surcharge.

H.B. 7, 84th Leg., R.S. repealed $200 fee increase created by H.B. 11, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S.

(12) added by H.B. 2007, 85th Leg., R.S.

Due date amended by S.B. 313, 85th Leg., R.S.

USAS Values

Appropriation Year 18
Receipt Category 12 – Health
Receipt Type 10 – Business/Professional Fees
Object Group 30 – Revenues
USAS Status A